Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Sunday 22 May 2022 - A bike ride and Creag Choinnich

Alastair and Simon joined us here at Thornbank Cottage last night. Today we cycled about 6 miles up Glen Ey. I cycled back down as the weather looked bleak. The others climbed Beinn Iutharn Moor.

Back in Braemar after an enjoyable bike ride, I went for a short (6 km) stroll up nearby Creag Choinnich. There was a fine view down to Braemar from the summit.

My route took me to the Lion's Face, which I assume is the slab of rock pictured below.

Then we reconvened at Thornbank in expectation of a good meal at Farquesons before Simon goes home.

(Brief entries just now - no WiFi, poor phone signal, etc. I'll edit and add more photos when back at home.)


Sir Hugh said...

Almost to the day, can I believe it, seven years ago I walked up Glen Ey on 23rd. May 2005. I was Munroing with Pete who is still my Thursday walking companion at age 87 and a friend from back in the Late Fifties. We were tired from the previous day's exertions and the weather was poor, but Glen Ey rewarded. We saw a couple of Hen Harriers on the ground and in the air and I did a bit of trout poaching in the river.

Some years afterwards I cycled back up there to climb the two Munros at the head whilst mopping up my last few.

Phreerunner said...

Wonderful memories Conrad.